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Robert Person PPhillies

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 897.3 51 42 9 773 4.64 6.3
Birth Date10-6-1969
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1995 NYN 25 3 1 12.0 7.0 5.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 44 5 1 1 1 8 2 2 0 10 0.75 2.98 3.07 3.8 0.3
1996 NYN 26 27 13 89.7 72.3 17.3 4 5 0 0 6 0 390 86 50 45 16 152 35 32 2 76 4.52 4.96 5.75 -1.4 -0.2
1997 TOR 27 23 22 128.3 127.3 1.0 5 10 0 0 8 2 566 125 86 80 19 221 60 58 5 99 5.61 5.05 4.94 13.1 1.2
1998 TOR 28 27 0 38.3 0.0 38.3 3 1 6 2 0 0 184 45 31 30 9 81 22 21 2 31 7.04 6.53 6.08 -2.5 -0.2
1999 PHI 29 31 22 137.0 126.0 11.0 10 5 0 0 11 1 599 130 72 65 23 237 70 69 2 127 4.27 4.98 5.39 11.9 1.0
1999 TOR 29 11 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 0 2 2 0 0 0 60 9 12 12 1 16 15 14 4 12 9.82 7.39 8.25 -2.8 -0.3
2000 PHI 30 28 28 173.3 173.3 0.0 9 7 0 0 15 2 743 144 73 70 13 234 95 94 6 164 3.63 3.89 4.43 33.3 3.0
2001 PHI 31 33 33 208.3 208.3 0.0 15 7 0 0 18 0 867 179 103 97 34 326 80 77 8 183 4.19 4.64 4.95 14.8 1.3
2002 PHI 32 16 16 87.7 87.7 0.0 4 5 0 0 3 1 388 79 58 53 13 150 51 51 5 61 5.44 5.33 5.46 0.1 -0.0
2003 BOS 33 7 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 0 0 1 0 0 0 55 11 10 10 0 17 8 8 1 10 7.71 3.69 4.33 1.3 0.1
Career206135897.3802.095.351429262638968134964631291442438426357734.644.785.1171.66.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1989 BNC Rk 10 5 34.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 WTT A- 5 2 16.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 KIN A+ 4 3 16.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 SBN A 13 13 78.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 BND A- 2 2 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 KIN A+ 11 11 52.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SAR A+ 19 18 105.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 HDS A+ 28 26 169.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BIN AA 31 23 159.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NYN MLB 3 1 12.0 3.07 131 .143 .259 .332 .425 .263 .129 95 2.6 0.3 3.8 0.3
1995 BIN AA 26 7 66.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NOR AAA 5 4 32.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NYN MLB 27 13 89.7 5.75 73 .263 .259 .323 .400 .248 .268 96 0.1 0.0 -1.4 -0.2
1996 NOR AAA 8 8 43.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TOR MLB 23 22 128.3 4.94 94 .273 .269 .342 .430 .267 .277 93 13.3 1.3 13.1 1.2
1997 SYR AAA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .211 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TOR MLB 27 0 38.3 6.08 71 .326 .275 .341 .433 .269 .300 93 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
1998 SYR AAA 20 6 59.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PHI MLB 31 22 137.0 5.39 88 .268 .267 .335 .426 .258 .284 97 11.9 1.1 11.9 1.0
1999 TOR MLB 11 0 11.0 8.25 45 .318 .267 .341 .422 .263 .286 100 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
1999 DUN A+ 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 PHI MLB 28 28 173.3 4.43 110 .243 .263 .333 .419 .254 .282 97 29.3 2.7 33.3 3.0
2000 CLR A+ 1 1 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 REA AA 1 0 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PHI MLB 33 33 208.3 4.95 89 .253 .265 .327 .427 .260 .258 94 10.7 1.1 14.8 1.3
2002 PHI MLB 16 16 87.7 5.46 69 .284 .257 .324 .410 .257 .256 93 -2.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.0
2002 SWB AAA 2 2 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 7 0 11.7 4.33 117 .269 .266 .331 .424 .259 .306 106 1.7 0.2 1.3 0.1
2003 SAR A+ 7 7 24.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 PAW AAA 6 1 7.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .227 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHR AAA 7 7 36.0 9.04 18 .290 .283 .350 .440 .255 .224 96 -6.7 -0.6 -6.7 -0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1989 BNC Rk 0 1 1 10 5 34.0 23 17 19 1 0% .000 6.1 4.5 0.3 5.0 1.18 3.18 0.0 0.0
1990 WTT A- 1 0 0 5 2 16.3 8 7 19 0 0% .000 4.4 3.9 0.0 10.5 0.92 1.10 0.0 0.0
1990 KIN A+ 1 0 0 4 3 16.7 17 9 7 0 0% .000 9.2 4.9 0.0 3.8 1.56 2.69 0.0 0.0
1991 KIN A+ 3 5 0 11 11 52.0 56 42 45 2 0% .000 9.7 7.3 0.3 7.8 1.88 4.67 0.0 0.0
1991 SBN A 4 3 0 13 13 78.3 50 56 66 3 0% .000 5.7 6.4 0.3 7.6 1.35 3.22 0.0 0.0
1991 BND A- 1 1 0 2 2 10.0 6 5 6 0 0% .000 5.4 4.5 0.0 5.4 1.10 3.60 0.0 0.0
1992 SAR A+ 5 7 0 19 18 105.3 90 62 85 7 0% .000 7.7 5.3 0.6 7.3 1.44 3.59 0.0 0.0
1993 HDS A+ 12 10 0 28 26 169.0 184 48 107 13 0% .000 9.8 2.6 0.7 5.7 1.37 4.69 0.0 0.0
1994 BIN AA 9 6 0 31 23 159.0 124 68 130 18 0% .000 7.0 3.8 1.0 7.4 1.21 3.45 0.0 0.0
1995 NYN MLB 1 0 0 3 1 12.0 5 2 10 1 31% .129 3.8 1.5 0.8 7.5 0.58 0.75 3.8 0.3
1995 NOR AAA 2 1 0 5 4 32.0 30 13 33 2 0% .000 8.4 3.7 0.6 9.3 1.34 4.50 0.0 0.0
1995 BIN AA 5 4 7 26 7 66.7 46 25 65 4 0% .000 6.2 3.4 0.5 8.8 1.06 3.10 0.0 0.0
1996 NYN MLB 4 5 0 27 13 89.7 86 35 76 16 35% .268 8.6 3.5 1.6 7.6 1.35 4.52 -1.4 -0.2
1996 NOR AAA 5 0 0 8 8 43.0 33 21 32 7 0% .000 6.9 4.4 1.5 6.7 1.26 3.35 0.0 0.0
1997 TOR MLB 5 10 0 23 22 128.3 125 60 99 19 31% .277 8.8 4.2 1.3 6.9 1.44 5.61 13.1 1.2
1997 SYR AAA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 4 2 5 0 0% .211 5.1 2.6 0.0 6.4 0.86 0.00 0.0 0.0
1998 TOR MLB 3 1 6 27 0 38.3 45 22 31 9 36% .300 10.6 5.2 2.1 7.3 1.75 7.04 -2.5 -0.2
1998 SYR AAA 3 3 6 20 6 59.0 38 29 55 9 0% .000 5.8 4.4 1.4 8.4 1.14 2.29 0.0 0.0
1999 TOR MLB 0 2 2 11 0 11.0 9 15 12 1 28% .286 7.4 12.3 0.8 9.8 2.18 9.82 -2.8 -0.3
1999 PHI MLB 10 5 0 31 22 137.0 130 70 127 23 37% .284 8.5 4.6 1.5 8.3 1.46 4.27 11.9 1.0
1999 DUN A+ 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 4 1 3 0 0% .000 12.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 1.67 3.00 0.0 0.0
2000 PHI MLB 9 7 0 28 28 173.3 144 95 164 13 36% .282 7.5 4.9 0.7 8.5 1.38 3.63 33.3 3.0
2000 REA AA 1 0 0 1 0 4.7 3 3 7 1 0% .000 5.7 5.7 1.9 13.4 1.28 5.74 0.0 0.0
2000 CLR A+ 0 0 0 1 1 2.7 3 1 2 0 0% .000 10.0 3.3 0.0 6.7 1.48 6.67 0.0 0.0
2001 PHI MLB 15 7 0 33 33 208.3 179 80 183 34 36% .258 7.7 3.5 1.5 7.9 1.24 4.19 14.8 1.3
2002 PHI MLB 4 5 0 16 16 87.7 79 51 61 13 36% .256 8.1 5.2 1.3 6.3 1.48 5.44 0.1 -0.0
2002 SWB AAA 0 1 0 2 2 8.3 8 1 7 2 0% .273 8.7 1.1 2.2 7.6 1.08 4.34 0.0 0.0
2003 BOS MLB 0 0 1 7 0 11.7 11 8 10 0 36% .306 8.5 6.2 0.0 7.7 1.63 7.71 1.3 0.1
2003 PAW AAA 0 0 1 6 1 7.7 5 5 6 0 0% .227 5.8 5.8 0.0 7.0 1.30 4.68 0.0 0.0
2003 SAR A+ 1 1 0 7 7 24.7 27 6 17 1 0% .333 9.8 2.2 0.4 6.2 1.34 2.91 0.0 0.0
2005 CHR AAA 2 3 0 7 7 36.0 34 25 24 11 41% .224 8.5 6.2 2.8 6.0 1.64 7.00 -6.7 -0.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-02-13 2004-03-05 Camp 21 0 - Lower Leg Surgery Achilles Tendon 2004-02-21
2003-06-08 2003-10-17 60-DL 131 102 Right Hip Inflammation -
2003-03-26 2003-05-13 15-DL 48 37 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Bone Spurs -
2002-07-23 2002-09-30 60-DL 69 63 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2002-08-06
2002-04-30 2002-06-02 15-DL 33 28 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2000-06-19 2000-07-22 15-DL 33 29 Right Shoulder Strain - -
1999-03-26 1999-04-12 15-DL 17 6 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1997-09-08 1997-09-29 60-DL 21 20 Right Shoulder Surgery Bone Spurs 1997-09-15 -
1997-05-08 1997-05-27 15-DL 19 16 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 BOS $300,000
2002 PHI $6,250,000
2001 PHI $2,975,000
2000 PHI $1,400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$10,925,000
4 yrTotal$10,925,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 yr/0.75M (04)+$2.5M 05 cl opt

Details
  • released 3/04 signed as a free agent from BOS 1/04 (minor-league contract)
  • 40-m 3/03 signed as a free agent from PHI 2/03, 1 year/$0.3M (03) (minor-league contract)
  • avoided arbitration 1/02 1 year/$6.25M (02), 1 year/$2.975M (01)

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Person has been nursing a fragile shoulder for the past few years and last year it finally caught up to him. He tried to pitch through it in his walk year, which only made it worse. A 34-year-old pitcher coming off major shoulder surgery is not likely to get a significant contract offer, nor should he. Person might sneak in one more good season, but his brief days as a rotation anchor are done.
2002 The Philsí most valuable starting pitcher was nearly relegated to a career as a closer, which, despite everything you may have read, is nowhere near as valuable to a team as a 200-inning starter. The Blue Jays tried to force Person into the closer role, but he was so horrible that they ended up dealing him for Paul Spoljaric, who is now out of baseball. Give the Phils credit for using Person correctly, and give Person credit for overcoming the way he was mishandled.
2001 His motto last year seemed to be "Why use three pitches to get an out when eight will do?" A frequent pattern found Person quickly getting two strikes on a batter then nibbling, running the count to full before finally retiring him. He needs Ruhle and Lieberthal leaning on him to just throw strikes.
2000 After years of scouts raving about his high-90s fastball while he had an ERA around 6.00 or 7.00, he finally put together a solid half-season. As it turns out, velocity wasnít his key to success, but the obstacle. When he started sacrificing a little speed to improve his location and using a variety of pitches, including a nasty curve ball, the results improved. As long as he doesnít go back to trying to blow everyone away, he should be a solid starter. Any success he has makes him a candidate for overwork, as we saw in August.
1999 It was a rotten year for Person almost any way you slice it. Dumped from the rotation, shipped off to Syracuse, surviving a concussion and a car accident.... The move to relief seems to have done him good, although he leaves his fastball over the plate far too often for him to really turn into a reliable closer. He could easily be the new Alan Mills, which isn't exactly greatness, but can be useful and lucrative.
1998 The Hanson and Guzman injuries created a spot for Person, acquired in the John Olerud trade. He came up with a sore shoulder in September, a product of his biggest workload as a pro. He was inconsistent, and at his age itís unlikely weíll see dramatic improvement from here.
1997 He was a shortstop when he started pro ball in 1989, and heís made slow, steady progress while learning to pitch. He throws hard (they donít move guys to pitcher who donít) and the long ball is a problem. His peripheral numbers donít look that bad in the majors; I think heíll rebound nicely. Traded to Toronto for John Olerud.
1996  After bouncing from organization to organization, Person seems to have found a home with the Mets. His late season performance in New York opened a lot of eyes, and the Mets are seriously considering putting him in the bullpen to start the season. His arm has always been prized, so it's likely he'll be given every chance to succeed.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Opening ActsBen Lindbergh2011-03-03
Transaction Analysis: Votto's Extension and Being Young in New YorkChristina Kahrl2011-01-18
Checking the Numbers: Ranking R2C2Eric Seidman2010-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Swinging Role ReversalsEric Seidman2009-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Micah OwingsJim Baker2007-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Spring Training StatsErik Siegrist2005-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 2-7, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Sharing the CreditDayn Perry2003-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 10-15Christina Kahrl2003-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Strange But TrueWill Carroll2003-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Fun in the SunJoe Sheehan2003-05-30
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2003-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-14, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Wednesday WonkinessWill Carroll2003-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Red Sox BullpenJoe Sheehan2003-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Applying the LessonsWill Carroll2003-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 20-24, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: OutFoxing the Injury BugWill Carroll2003-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 19-24, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-27
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28
Transaction Analysis: June 4-5, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: May 30-June 1Christina Kahrl2002-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Prospectus Feature: Aim for the Head: Dropping the Worst StartsKeith Woolner2002-05-03
Transaction Analysis: April 11-13, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-15
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09
Internet Baseball Awards: Player of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-03
Internet Baseball Awards: Pitcher of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-02
1996 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1996-11-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)As long as you're talking about Philly players & the media, what happened to Rolen when he was there? He seems like a great guy but it seemed that the Phillies & the Cardinals both couldn't wait to get rid of him. Is he too thoughtful and intelligent? Bowa was kind of a knuckle scraper so I understand that one, but isn't LaRussa intelligent?
(Wendy from Chicago)
Rolen's situation in Philly was similar to Schilling's -- he wanted to win and did not see the Phillies front office or ownership doing anything to indicate that winning seasons were around the corner. I mean, their rotations were headed by Robert Person and Omar Daal, and a right side of the infield of Travis Lee and Marlon Anderson doesn't strike fear into opponents. In actuality, Rolen's departure signaled a turning point for the Phillies, who went out and signed Thome and traded for Millwood, while coming close to signing Glavine in an attempt to take the next step. (Eric Seidman)


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